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Taliban not from Afghanistan but a Pakistani proxy: Afghan intelligence agency

04:22 PM | 12 Aug, 2015
Taliban not from Afghanistan but a Pakistani proxy: Afghan intelligence agency
KABUL (Staff Report) – While it is a well accepted fact that Taliban insurgents originally belong to Afghanistan, a spokesperson of Afghan intelligence agency, NDS, Abdul Hasib Sediqi has blamed the Pakistan army for its alleged involvement in recent Kabul bombing.

“The Taliban are not from Afghanistan but a proxy tool from Pakistan,” Sediqi told the local media.

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He said the explosive materials used in Kabul bombings were not available to civilians and were of military grade. "Pakistan has not kept its promises made to Afghanistan and suicide bombers are still being trained in Pakistan to be used against Afghanistan," he stated.

Read more: Top Afghan officials to arrive in Islamabad amid tensions

The NDS spokesperson further said the tension within the Taliban ranks has escalated in the past few days following the confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death. The Taliban tried to take control of different provinces but were defeated this is why they were carrying attacks in Kabul, he claimed.

To a question, Sediqi said the NDS has thwarted a number of planned attacks against Afghanistan and during past 3 months 548 insurgents have been arrested whereas nearly 1,500 mines were also seized.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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